Kidney Transplantation 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 7:30am - 6:00pm
Director: Fuad Shihab, MD, FNKF
Session 220, 8.5 credits

Target Audience:
Designed for community nephrologists, transplant nephrologists, nephrology fellows, transplant coordinators, transplant pharmacists and other professionals involved in the care of the kidney transplant patient

Course Description:
This course is designed to offer the attendee a comprehensive understanding of basics of immunology, pathology and organ allocation, the issues surrounding living kidney donation, the role of the antibody on graft outcomes and management of common problems after kidney transplantation

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss basic principles of transplant immunobiology and HLA typing
  • Describe current and future organ allocation policies
  • Engage in discussions of best practices for evaluation of the living donor and complications after donation in addition to paired-kidney donation
  • Recognize the REMS program
  • Identify the management of certain post-transplant complication such as recurrence of FSGS and post-transplant hypertension.


Time Topic Faculty

7:30am – 8:00am

Continental Breakfast



8:00am – 8:30am

How Does Rejection Occur

Kenneth Newell, MD

8:30am – 9:00am

Clinical Applications of Transplant Immunology

Douglas Norman, MD

9:00am – 9:30am

Organ Allocation: Principles and What's New?

Bertram Kasiske, MD

9:30am – 9:45am

Panel Discussion: Question and Answer Session

Session I Faculty

9:45am – 10:00am




10:00am – 10:30am

Evaluation of the Living Kidney Donor

Connie Davis, MD

10:30am – 11:00am

Evaluation of the Kidney Transplant Recipient

Donald Hricik, MD

11:00am – 11:30am

Transplantation in Minorities

Akinlolu Ojo, MD, PhD

11:30am – 11:45am

Panel Discussion: Question and Answer Session

Session II Faculty

11:45am – 12:45pm




12:45pm – 1:15pm

What's New in the Treatment of AMR?

Milagros Samaniego, MD, FACP, FASN

1:15pm – 1:45pm

The Donor Specific Antibody

Douglas Norman, MD

1:45pm – 2:15pm

The Kidney Transplant Biopsy

Agnes Fogo, MD

2:15pm – 2:30pm

Panel Discussion: Question and Answer Session

Session III Faculty

2:30pm – 2:45pm




2:45pm – 3:15pm

The REMS Program

Lonnie Smith, PharmD

3:15pm – 3:45pm

FSGS: How to Prevent and Manage Recurrence?

Flavio Vincenti, MD

3:4pm – 4:15pm

Management of Post-Transplant Hypertension

Bertram Kasiske, MD

4:15pm – 4:30pm

Panel Discussion: Question and Answer Session

Session IV Faculty

4:30pm – 4:45pm




4:45pm – 6:00pm

The Kidney Transplant Quiz - Audience Response

Donald Hricik, MD
Douglas Norman, MD
Flavio Vincenti, MD
Milagros Samaniego, MD, FACP, FASN
Fuad Shihab, MD, FNKF

Required: Separate registration fee of $200 for NKF Members, $225 for Non-Members, $100 for Fellows and Residents. Includes syllabus, light breakfast, box lunch, and CME/CE credits. Participation is limited, so register early.

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